Garuda Indonesia to restart direct Perth – Jakarta services

ABOVE: PK-GGE Boeing 737-5U3 of Garuda Indonesia, seen arriving from Jakarta as flight GA730, on a rather wet Winter afternoon at Perth in 2008.
Photo © David Eyre

16 January 2012 © David Eyre:

Garuda Indonesia has recently stated its intention to restart direct Perth – Jakarta services, but no schedule has yet been announced.

Currently the Perth – Jakarta flight (GA724 / GA725) flies via Denpasar (Bali).

Garuda has operated the direct services in the past.

On 28 July 1992, the first service was operated using Airbus A300 aircraft, but later ended.

The service restarted on 10 December 2006, as flight GA730/GA731 three times per week, with the first service using Boeing 737-8CX PK-GEE. Later, the service was operated by Boeing 737-5U3 aircraft (see photo above). Direct services ceased from 1 June 2009, being replaced by the GA724/GA725 service, which flew via Denpasar.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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